New Report: Renewing the Promise in Smaller Industrial Cities

Posted by on August 4, 2008

To Be Strong Again: Renewing the Promise in Smaller Industrial Cities

Far too many of America’s smaller industrial cities — those that once fueled our nation’s economy and created and sustained the middle class — are struggling to reposition themselves in the face of a changing global economy, an outward movement of people and resources, and devastating ebb in state and federal government support.

But, all is not lost. With coordinated attention and action, smaller industrial cities can become communities of opportunity where all residents participate and prosper.

To Be Strong Again: Renewing the Promise in Smaller Industrial Cities highlights the many community-focused policy change efforts that are helping to bring these cities back. The report offers a vision and an action agenda for ensuring that smaller industrial cities take their rightful places within America’s diverse and healthy metropolitan regions.

Endeavoring to restore opportunity in smaller industrial cities is an important and worthwhile investment for our nation to make. To Be Strong Again presents a policy and program agenda that can set these cities on the path to equitable, sustainable renewal.

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